Extreme urgency

In deciding whether the transport is urgent, States should consider why it is important for a consignment to reach its destination quickly or why it has been necessary to make an application at short notice. Dangerous goods may need to be transported because of:

  1. humanitarian relief;
  2. environmental relief;
  3. pestilence;
  4. national or international security;
  5. saving of life (e.g. rescue); and
  6. limited availability at destination.

Applications based on commercial reasons only should not be viewed as urgent and carriage by other forms of transport should also be considered.